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Boston Marathon Participation Highest Since '96; BAA Officials Praise "Epic" Event

04 / 23 / 14

Boston Marathon organizers on the morning after the event "reflected upon Monday’s 118th running with a mixture of gratitude, relief and joy," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. The marathon "went off even better than they might have hoped with record crowds." This year's marathon ...

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05/03/96
THE HOT LIST II: USOC LICENSEES

THE DAILY continues its look at USOC licensees: TAG EXPRESS (Duluth, GA): Automotive tags and other accessories; UNIVERSE PUBLISHING (New York, NY): ''96 Wall calendar; VISIBLE INK (Detroit, MI): U.S.

Tags: Olympics, USOC

05/03/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Toronto, Bill Lankhof notes to add another name to potential Blue Jays buyers. PenFund Capital, Ltd., a Toronto-firm that brings together investors and already a partner in SkyDome, has had discuss

Tags: AHL, Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Blue Jays

05/02/96
TEAM LICENSING BUSINESS: '96 ANNUAL INDUSTRY REPORT

Sports licensed merchandise is estimated to have "rung in" approximately $12B in worldwide retail sales in ''95, according to TEAM LICENSING BUSINESS. Licensed merchandise "did not shine" in ''95 as i

Tags: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Acushnet, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, NFL, Nike, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Upper Deck, Wilson Sporting Goods

05/02/96
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"As long as Levin, Turner and Malone want it to happen, it will go through." -- Time Warner Chair Gerald Levin, on the possibility the FTC may hold up the $7.5 billion merger of Time Warner with Turne

Tags: Front Page, Time Warner

05/02/96
MEDIA NOTES

While more than 40,000 customers ordered first- and second- round Rockets playoff games on pay-per-view last year, a spokesperson for Cox Communications said only about 20,000 orders were expected for

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Houston Rockets, LPGA, NBA, NFL, NHL, Media, Toronto Blue Jays

05/02/96
INDY COLUMNIST RIPS IMS AND GEORGE AS RACE NEARS

In his column this morning, INDIANAPOLIS STAR/NEWS columnist Robin Miller takes aim at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway "spin doctors" for trying to convince fans the product at the Indy 500 will be as

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

05/02/96
SEARCHING FOR A GM, BULLETS LOOK TO THE WES

One day after John Nash announced his resignation as Bullets VP/GM, Wes Unseld was named as his replacement. The WASHINGTON POST''s Richard Justice writes Owner Abe Pollin has given complete control o

Tags: Franchises

05/02/96
BETTMAN: TOO EARLY TO PULL PLUG ON FOUNDERING WHALERS

The Whalers'' campaign to sell 11,000 season tickets by May 1 fell 3,700 short, but NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman feels it is too early for the team to start shopping for other cities, according to Mi

Tags: Franchises, NHL

05/02/96
IT'S LIQUIDATION TIME AT HERMAN'S, AND EVERYTHING MUST GO

Herman''s World of Sporting Goods has told a bankruptcy court that it will liquidate rather than reorganize the 117-store chain, according to the WASHINGTON POST. Herman''s filed for Chapter 11 status

05/02/96
TOUGH TIMES IN FOXBORO: PATS SEEK DRAFT PICK; MARTIN CITED?

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft has asked the NFL for a compensatory ''97 draft pick in the aftermath of drafting and releasing Nebraska''s Christian Peter. Kraft wants the pick on the grounds that NFL se

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL, Walt Disney

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